Sep 19, 2012 12:35am EDT
, president obama attended a fund-raiser in new york, hosted by jay-z and beyonce. [ cheers ] michelle is hoping beyonce will get up and sing "all the single ladies." [ laughter ] while obama is worried biden will get up and sing "bootylicious." [ laughter ] he's just worried. "joe, just sit here." this isn't good, you guys, yesterday, olympic snowboarder shaun white was arrested after getting drunk and trashing his hotel room. it was weird. at first, white said he was sorry, but then he did like a total 180. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] get this, you guys, in a new interview, first lady michelle obama said that she doesn't think of her family as famous. yeah, michelle would have said more but she had to go get ready for dinner with jay-z and beyonce. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] isn't that crazy? sounds crazy. listen to this. it was just announced that usher will replace cee lo on the next season of "the voice." [ audience aws ] wow, usher is gonna have some big children-sized shoes to fill. [ laughter ] that is a really -- a lot of pressure. this is insane, three acro
Sep 7, 2012 7:00am EDT
convention speeches and maybe not the best convention speech of the week, a distinction michelle obama or president clinton could make. because of realities, the president decided that had to trump soaring rhetoric. >> madam chairwoman, delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: facing the political fight of his life, the 44th president of the united states made the case for his re-election, asking americans to stick with him for another four years despite tough economic times. >> our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met. the path we offer may be harder but it leads to a better place, and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> reporter: four years later the president felt he had to appeal to voters exhausted by the tone of american politics. >> i know campaigns may seem small, even sill sly sometimes. trivial things become big attractions. if you're sick of me approving this message, believe me, so am i. >> reporter: but obama pulled no punches when it came to his republican rival. his references to opponent turned him into a pun
Sep 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
impassioned plea. first lady michelle obama delivers a rousing speech at the democratic national convention. reaching out to women, she gets emotional as she talks about her family. >> my daughters are still the heart of my heart and the center of my world. >> savannah has reaction live from charlotte. >>> scary moments. the newly elected premier of quebec rushed off stage as masked gunman opens fire at a victory rally. this morning at least one person dead, the shooter is under arrest and police are looking for a motive. >>> tennis, anyone? pippa middleton checks out the action at the u.s. open. a trip to new york city that has some wondering if she has a new man in her life today, some wondering if she has a new man in her life today, wednesday, september 5th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to a split edition of "today" on wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm savannah guthrie at the democratic national convention in charlotte. matt, i was on this floor last night when michelle obama spoke. at times she was fiery.
Sep 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
in the loss padres national forest. >>> michelle obama speaks to millions of americans in her prime time address as the democratic national convention gets under way in charlotte, north carolina. the first lady toured the convention arena on monday and plans to speak to minority caucuses the next few days. >>> attorneys for michael jackson state and they are asking that a businessman that collaborated with the singer be paid millions for copy right infringe men. a judge ruled howard mann's did violate the estate copyrights. his attorneys rejected a $2 million sellingment last week. >>> closing argument set today at the murder trial of former chicago area police officer drew peterson. he's accused of killing his third wife kathleen savio found dead in her bathtub in 2004. peterson was charged after his fourth wife stacy peterson disappeared three years later. >>> stunned and devastated. that's how some hollywood heavyweights are feeling after the death of actor michael clarke duncan. duncan died monday in los angeles after suffering a heart in july from which he never fully recovered. he